What Dante wrote about Neptune


“My memory of that moment is more lost than five and twenty centuries make dim that enterprise when, in wonder, Neptune at the Argo’s shadow stared.”    

Then Acocella explains: “Focus only on the image. Jason and the Argonauts, in the first ship ever made, are sailing across the ocean on a dangerous mission, to capture the Golden Fleece. Neptune, the god of the ocean, looks up from the seafloor. Through the fathomless depths, he sees a shadow—the boat—and stares at it in wonder. Though he is a god, he has never seen anything like this.”

 

or has he……………?

 

 

 

 

This is from a New Yorker Article by Acocdella
One of the books I’m writing is related to Neptune. Coming upon a reference to Dante’s writing on Neptune brought me to what is printed above- within the ocean of the inter net…….
Aisling aka Laurel
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